Do Zombies Really Like to Eat Brains?
As the story goes, when George Romero read Robert Matheson's 'I am Legend' about vampires infecting people. He wanted to do a homage of it on film. But because of budget constraints, he opted to create a "cheaper" monster; the zombie.
In 1968, he released 'Night of the Living Dead. And from then on the whole world has been captivated by these brain eating undead monsters.
Last week in Northeast State Community College, a symposium of experts and medical staff from all around including Harvard Medical School and the University of California Berkley discussed the concept of the brain eating zombie. Using actual scientific data and research, they looked into the possibility that such an outbreak would exist and how, if ever, the world can survive it.
One thing that they talked about is do zombies really like to eat brains?
Matt Mogke, the founder of the Zombie Research Society has this to say about it, "“A human’s jaw and mouth shape just cannot support the fact that they could bite into a human skull, not to mention the pounds of pressure in a human bite is not that great.."
Whether or not zombies cannot get to the their favorite human delicacy, or that the absence of a cerebral cortex makes the difference between a fast zombie or a slow one, the fascination behind one of the 20th century's contribution to the monster world will forever lurk in our brains.